Portable Cities

Yin Xiuzhen

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Portable Cities
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Portable Cities–Beijing (2001) was the first in what became an ongoing series titled Portable Cities (2002-present). Portable Beijing as the point of origin for Portable Cities stitches together intergenerational histories of home and state: of women’s virtue performed through needlework as emblem of domesticity, of female labor mobilized into socialist industrial production, and of gendered global commodity chains. It vacillates between the touch and feel of home and everywhere-nowhere market reproducibility.